How Giving Back Comes Back to You

‘Tis the season! The season where we think about how thankful we are for our families, friends, and successes. This is the time of year our gratitude inspires us to give back or volunteer. This is the time we contribute to the annual food and toy drives. Individuals and businesses alike, contribute time, goods and […]

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7 Tips for Becoming a Successful Mentor

Who in your life has inspired you? Was there someone who took the effort to guide and support you in your life or career? If you have been lucky enough to have had a mentor in your life, you know how valuable that kind of relationship can be. Being a mentor yourself can be very […]

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Help! What do I do Next?

Networking, social media, marketing, connecting, follow up, SEO, forms, and procedures … these things and more are all important pieces of your business. You probably read this type of thing everywhere when you go on the Internet: Do this FIRST. Do this BEST. Pay for THIS. Don’t pay for THAT. The advice can be mind-boggling. […]

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How to find Time and Balance with a Time Audit

The biggest struggle we all face is a lack of time. We know what it is we want to be doing; maybe we wish for time to exercise or time to read. We may crave more time with loved ones or the time to really focus on a new project. What we don’t know is […]

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Digital Designing for the Virtual Assistant

Digital Designing for the Virtual Assistant comes in many different ways depending on the skillset. Some Virtual Assistants use the whole Adobe Software offering to do full graphic designs including professional quality desktop publishing. Many Virtual Assistants use on-line products to produce social media posts or other graphics that everyone else can produce while photo […]

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A Little Bit, Every Day, Yields Big Results

In business, there is probably no better advice than to do everything consistently. We have so many things to manage – client work, administration, business building, and more – sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do when. But if you don’t keep up with any of them on a regular basis, then that […]

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7 Steps to A Solid Business Foundation

To run a successful business, you need to have a solid foundation in place. Many VAs I know start their business with a client or two but don’t really have any business model, plan or strategy in place to help them build a long-term, successful and sustainable business. There are many areas you can focus […]

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The 4 Critical Factors to Discuss in a Successful Production Call

For those of us who began our careers in a corporate setting, many will recall having team meetings. The really successful companies were those that figured out how to do these meetings effectively enough, that it would encourage the team to improve the business and ultimately the bottom line. One of the biggest factors I found […]

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Choosing Your Legal Form of Business

All the authoritative sources that I turned to in learning about the legal set-up of a business have one common message and that is to select the best legal structure for your business after consulting an attorney and accountant. You are invited to listen to my presentation on the topic of Choosing Your Legal Form […]

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Saying Thanks to Your Virtual Assistant is an Important Part of Building a Great Connection

The following article was originally published on my blog at yvonneweld.com, but because the message is so important I would like to share it with you, the readers of IVAA. Your Virtual Assistant is an integral part of your business and if you are like me you couldn’t imagine your business without them. Many will […]

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